Dr Uzma Syed is a board-certified Infectious Disease specialist, Chair of the COVID-19 Task Force, and is the Director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center. Dr Syed is well-published in pneumonia-related research and has been leading several COVID-19 clinical trials. She teaches students of all ages as well as medical residents about her specialty. Dr Syed is a member of the Inclusion, Diversity, Access & Equity Task Force of the Infectious Disease Society of America. Dr Syed has been featured as an expert on several media outlets as an expert in Infectious Diseases.
Dr Syed cares passionately about education. She is the founder & CEO of a non-profit organization Align Us Inc, which provides career mentorship or high school students. She serves on three school committees (safety, business advisory & diversity). She’s a community and youth leader with a focus on teen initiatives as a member of the Interfaith Council of Syosset-Woodbury-Jericho.
Dr Syed co-founded the Eid Holiday Coalition Long Island and founded the National Eid Coalition helping over two dozen school districts obtain Eid holidays. Dr Syed serves on the Nassau County Police Commissioner’s Community Council, she was recognized by the Legislature as a female trailblazer, and campaigned for a Syosset school board trustee position.
Her humanitarian work has spanned refugee resettlement to annual school supply and holiday toy drives to serving at soup kitchens. Dr Syed has volunteered with UNICEF for children’s rights, the Global Youth Assembly and the United Nations to help promote mobile health to underserved countries.
Dr Syed’s work has been covered by numerous media outlets including BBC, CBS, ABC NPR, Fox 5, Pix11,New 12, Fios, Newsday, Syosset Advance, Jericho Tribune and more.